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Minnesota Dance and the Ecstasies of Influences records

Identifier: PA147

Scope and Content Note

The collection includes digital copies of video recordings taken from the lecture seriesMinnesota Dance and the Ecstasies of Influences. The collection also contains mind maps created during each lecture, as well as posters and some administrative materials.


  • 2014-2017


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Restrictions on Access

The collection is open and availalbe for use by researchers in the Andersen Library Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright is retained by the copyright holders.

Historical Note

The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts’ participatory lecture and panel series, Minnesota Dance and the Ecstasies of Influences, was launched in fall of 2014. The series focuses on the artist’s influences as a way to better unstand and "unravel" the complexities that are part of the Twin Cities dance community. Each series includes several invited speakers, and ends with an open-forum format where lectures attendees can share their own stories and remembrances.

This series is curated by Michèle Steinwald for The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, in partnership with Judith Brin Ingber, choreographer and writer; Cecily Marcus and Kathryn Hujda, Performing Arts Archives at the University of Minnesota Libraries; Nancy Mason Hauser, videographer, and Linda Shapiro, choreographer and writer. The series has included numerous guest speakers from the Twin Cities dance community.

The last season of lectures was hosted by The Ordway in Saint Paul, MN.

Each lecture has been recorded. While digital copies of recordings are preserved as part of this collection, the videos can also be watched through the Cowles Center Youtube Channel:


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1 box

1 items


Collection video recordings, mind maps, posters, and administrative materials created as part of the Minnesota Dance and the Ecstasies of Influences lecture series at the Cowles Center for Dance, Minneapolis (later Ordway, Saint Paul), Minnesota.

Physical Location

University of Minnesota Libraries Server; High Bay


The recordings were donated to the Performing Arts Archives by the Cowles Center for Dance in 2017.

Related Materials

The videos are also available to watch on YouTube by visiting The Cowles Center's Youtube Channel:

Related collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries include: Minnesota Dance Pioneer Oral History Project Collection (PA117)

Processing Information

The collection was processed and finding aid written by Kathryn Hujda, 2017, with generous support from Creative Heritage Iniative donors.
Minnesota Dance and the Ecstasies of Influences records
Kathryn Hujda
February 2017
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Collecting Area Details

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